Machine fails to boot on kernels greater than 6.9.x | F40 |

Bios is up to date.
Attempted 6.9.7, 6.9.8, and the 6.10 rc
None of them booted to the point any logs were produced.
Removing “rhgb quiet” from the kernel arguments just shows “booting command list”

Removed and re-installed the 6.8.10 kernel and that booted fine post re-install.

  Kernel: 6.8.11-300.fc40.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.41-37.fc40
  Desktop: GNOME v: 46.3.1 tk: GTK v: 3.24.42 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM
    Distro: Fedora Linux 40 (Workstation Edition)
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: AX370-Gaming v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: AX370-Gaming-CF serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F53a date: 04/11/2024
  Info: quad core model: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
    rev: 1 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1563 high: 2007 min/max: 1550/3500 boost: enabled cores:
    1: 1374 2: 1550 3: 1550 4: 1377 5: 1550 6: 1550 7: 2007 8: 1550
    bogomips: 55999
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
    vendor: XFX Pine driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4 pcie: speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-2,DP-3,DVI-D-1
    bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df temp: 52.0 C
  Display: wayland server: v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: amdgpu display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: DP-1 model: AOC 2460G4 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 diag: 609mm (24")
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 model: Asus VS239 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 96
    diag: 584mm (23")
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.1.2 glx-v: 1.4 es-v: 3.2
    direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 580 Series (radeonsi polaris10
    LLVM 18.1.6 DRM 3.57 6.8.11-300.fc40.x86_64) device-ID: 1002:67df
    display-ID: :0.0
  API: EGL Message: EGL data requires eglinfo. Check --recommends.
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
    vendor: XFX Pine driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457
  API: ALSA v: k6.8.11-300.fc40.x86_64 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723
  IF: wlp9s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-13:5 chip-ID: 8087:0029
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2
    lmp-v: 11
  Local Storage: total: 5 TiB used: 774.23 GiB (15.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 41.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0
    size: 3.64 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0
    size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-1: / size: 50 GiB used: 16.9 GiB (33.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 266.6 MiB (27.4%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-3: /boot/efi size: 598.8 MiB used: 19 MiB (3.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-4: /home size: 414.17 GiB used: 277.65 GiB (67.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.9 C mobo: 30.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 53.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 0 fan-1: 0 fan-3: 0 gpu: amdgpu fan: 2999
  Power: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: 3.36 vbat: 3.31
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.53 GiB used: 1.71 GiB (11.0%)
  Processes: 397 Power: uptime: 1m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 255
    target: graphical (5) default: graphical
  Packages: pm: flatpak pkgs: 25 Compilers: gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: Bash
    v: 5.2.26 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.34


Removed audio, bluetooth, flatpak, gnome, intel, pipewire, radeon

Do I need to carry around a Live USB if I update ? This is my only machine right now :exclamation:

Can you produce journalctl -k -p err if it’s too long you can add | fpaste for us to have a look.

Added f40

It doesn’t get that far, all of the boots are from 6.8.11

Would you consider trying, 1 or ther other? so once with rhgb and once with quiet only? Sound weird but worth the try? Maybe adding single to the kernel line ?

A user recently had a similar situation and this helped in getting to the desktop and pulling logs.

I don’t know if going as far as loglevel=debug will help here.

Tried removing rhbg and quiet individually, single, , init=/usr/bin/bash, nomodeset and loglevel=debug and never made it past “booting command list” on 6.9.7

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There are only a few other things I know to try from the kernel line :

  • acpi=off
  • noapic
  • nolapic
  • irqpoll
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It will boot with acpi=noirq :sweat_smile:
Will have to see if that causes any additional issues.
Thanks for poking me in the right direction.


Is this Bug worthy ?

Added workstation

Added acpi

Removed workstation

Quoting: What are the “acpi” and “noapic” kernel boot options? (2019): “… many hardware platforms ship with buggy or out-of-specification ACPI firmware which can cause any number of unspecified problems.”

ACPI bug reports should go to the vendor (after checking for newer firmware).